"Despite the fact the young person had missed several years of education, (the teacher) was able to work with him to prepare him to sit his GCSEs at the end of his Year 11 education. This was an amazing achievement as it was felt by other professionals that the young person would not be ready for GCSEs due to the amount of education that was missed."
Senior Practitioner, Rochford Leaving Care and After Care Team
Entitlement to education is vital for young people. By choosing Northern Care you are giving young people access to an education programme designed to empower them to become confident and positive about their abilities and their place in society.
We offer the following benefits for children and young people and Local Authorities:
Our education curriculum is broad, balanced and relevant. It is also set at a level appropriate to the young person’s needs, age and intellectual development. As far as possible, we ensure a curriculum that is within the framework of the National Curriculum, with appropriate modifications.
Young people are offered many and varied opportunities to enhance their skills and widen their experiences through a range of social and recreational activities that build confidence and self-esteem.
Non classroom based pursuits include:
We believe that young people should be educated with their peers, wherever possible. As part of our Inclusion Policy, and to ensure children have the option of a mainstream placement, we always strive to develop strong links with local schools. However, for some young people, our on-site Department of Education registered schools represent the best opportunity to achieve the learning outcomes that lead to fulfilling lives and successful employment.
Our class sizes are small, ranging from 6 to 10 pupils who are well supported by experienced teaching staff, teaching assistants and non-teaching support staff. This small group environment and high staff to pupil ratio is very successful with pupils who have shown themselves unable to fulfil their potential in larger class sizes of mainstream or larger special schools.
The majority of Northern Care schools are registered as exam centres and deliver a wide range of qualifications and certification from various awarding bodies including:
In order to maintain high standards and follow best practice, we aim to ensure all our teaching staff have the opportunity to attend various training courses. These include:
Referrals are usually made through social services. However, we are happy to accept direct educational referrals, where an associated residential placement is deemed appropriate.
To learn more about education at northerncare contact us today on freephone 0800 040 7870 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org